Zurmo Open Source CRM Utilizes Crowdsourcing to Seek Feedback from Early Adopters prior to Commercial Launch

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In exchange for taking part in the Zurmo Early Adopter Program, participants receive a hosted instance of Zurmo, the committed support of project developers and veteran CRM consultants, and privileged access to new features and updates. http://www.zurmo.org/early-adopters

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This is a call to all CRM enthusiasts and CRM haters: help us build the CRM of your dreams

Developers of the Zurmo Open Source Customer Relationship Management application today announced the organization is crowdsourcing real-world feedback for upcoming features and functionality in anticipation of its commercial version coming out in the spring. The project leaders believe the Zurmo Development Roadmap should be driven by the real needs of everyday users. The Zurmo team is currently reviewing candidates applying to take part in an Early Adopter Program designed to garner feedback and case studies. In exchange for taking part in the program, participants receive a hosted instance of Zurmo, the committed support of project developers and veteran CRM consultants, and privileged access to new features and updates.

“As Zurmo has matured, we’ve expanded beyond being just a project that is of interest to a technical crowd. We’ve seen an increase in people utilizing the system for day-to-day business use cases and we want to be sure our commercial offering falls perfectly in line with their specific needs,” states Zurmo co-Founder Ray Stoeckicht. “This is a call to all CRM enthusiasts and CRM haters: help us build the CRM of your dreams. We’ll not only listen to your feedback, it will directly impact our roadmap.”

“CRM users are deep in the trenches and we want to build functionality to help them win their day to day battles,” states Zurmo Community Manager Stafford McKay. “We have been listening to our technical community to help us improve Zurmo over the past two years. Now it’s time to engage with more business users, as they will be using the application on a regular basis.”

Interested CRM users may apply to the Early Adopter program at http://zurmo.org/early-adopters

Get Involved with the Zurmo Open Source CRM Project
Zurmo is looking for contributors to add code, fix bugs, and work on translations. The project is built on an honest open source model supported by a diverse community passionate about engineering the highest quality CRM on earth that people will actually use. Learn more about participating in the project: http://zurmo.org/get-involved.

About Zurmo Open Source CRM        
Zurmo is an Open Source CRM alternative that is mobile, social, and gamified. A test-driven methodology has been utilized for building every part of the application. This means you can create and maintain a custom-built CRM system with the assurance that future updates are not going to break your installation. The application has been translated into several languages including French, Spanish, German, and Italian.

Learn more, download, and demo at http://www.zurmo.org. Get involved with the project through the Open Source CRM Community Forums and view the Calendar of upcoming events including Developer Learning Sessions and live weekly town hall demos.

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